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Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain have had two chances in the last week to state their support for the continued existence of the A-10, the mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Luke AFB getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Luke AFB getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Some current Luke facilities will be adapted to the new fighter training, but crews are also building new structures to accommodate maintenance and flight operations.

July 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Luke Air Force Base getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Luke Air Force Base getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

With the arrival of the first wave of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base just months away, construction is underway on facilities where pilots will be trained and the planes will be maintained.

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Luke, with 3 more squads, to be AF's primary F-35 base

GLENDALE - The Air Force said Thursday it will assign three additional F-35 squadrons to Luke Air Force Base, bolstering the future of the facility 15 miles west of Phoenix as the military's current fleet of F-16s is retired.

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72 more F-35s to be sent to Luke AFB near Phoenix

72 more F-35s to be sent to Luke AFB near Phoenix

PHOENIX — The Air Force said Thursday it will assign three additional F-35 squadrons to Luke Air Force Base, bolstering the future of the facility 15 miles west of Phoenix as the military’s current fleet of F-16s is retired.

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Blame Tucson boom on fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base

Blame Tucson boom on fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base

The sonic boom over Tucson that rattled windows and nerves Wednesday night was caused by a fighter jet that broke the sound barrier while training in the desert west of the city, officials said.

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Boom rattles Tucson; source isn't known

Tucsonans flooded social media sites Wednesday night speculating on what caused a loud boom heard - and felt - over a chunk of the city.

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Luke Air Force Base picked as F-35 training center

Luke Air Force Base picked as F-35 training center

GLENDALE — Glendale officials say the Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base for the new training center for F-35 fighter jets.

August 01, 2012 12:53 pm Photos

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Defense Dept. issues report on proposed F-35A center in Tucson

Defense Dept. issues report on proposed F-35A center in Tucson

The Department of Defense has released its final enivornmental impact statement dealing with the proposed location of an F-35A training center in Tucson.

June 12, 2012 12:38 pm Photos

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Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Marana Mayor Ed Honea gets a lesson from Joe Parish, an instructor with Lockheed Martin, in the F-35 stealth-fighter simulator. Initial training sites for the F-35, extolled by some and criticized by others, are expected to be announced this summer.

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Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

The nation's next-generation fighter jet "flew" into Marana on Wednesday as prime contractor Lockheed Martin touted the military and economic benefits of the stealthy F-35 at local subcontractor Sargent Aerospace & Defense.

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3 public hearings planned in Tucson for F-35 jet

Environmental impact hearings are taking place this week in Tucson as the Department of Defense decides the best location for a pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jet.

February 21, 2012 12:59 pmLoading…
It's official: Prince Harry coming to Arizona

It's official: Prince Harry coming to Arizona

PHOENIX – Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is coming to Arizona this fall to complete helicopter training, a spokeswoman for Luke Air Force Base said Wednesday. However, it’s unclear exactly where in the state he will train.

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